Past Events

  • 2017 Nov 29

    Harvard WIT@HBS Dine & Discuss

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Business School, 25 Travis Street (Allston), Room 311

    Please join us for the very first Harvard WIT@HBS Dine & Discuss get together at HBS. 

    Date: Wednesday, November 29, 2017

    Time: Noon – 1:00 PM (BRING YOUR LUNCH!!!)

    Location: Travis Street, Room 311 

    To get the our Dine & Discuss conversations started, I thought it made sense to start with the broad topic of organizational climate. With all of the recent news highlighting the prevalence of gender bias and sexual assault in the workplace, this felt like a good starting point – though I hope we will have the...

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  • 2017 Nov 13

    HarvardWIT - November meeting

    3:30pm to 5:00pm

    Location: 

    Lamont Library Forum Room

    PLEASE NOTE: This is on a Monday afternoon.

    Please join us for our November meeting on Monday, November 13th at 3:30pm in Lamont Library Forum Room. We will have a roundtable discussion about do’s and don’ts, as well as give updates about our mentorship program and how to participate.

    ** Please bring a friend to the meeting, male or female, and help drive change at Harvard for women in technology! **

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  • 2017 Oct 23

    HarvardWIT/UX groups co-host October event

    12:00pm to 1:30pm

    Location: 

    TBD
    Date:  Monday, October 23, 12:00pm-1:30pm
    Location: TBD (I'll send an invite when the location is firm)
    Agenda: Announcements, Presentation, Q&A with Sara, Networking 
    Details:
    Author, content strategist, and UX consultant Sara Wachter-Boettcher will give a talk based on her new book, Technically Wrong: Sexist Apps, Biased Algorithms, & Other Threats of Toxic Tech—a revealing look at how tech industry biases and blind spots get baked into the digital products we use every day. She’ll discuss where tech has gone... Read more about HarvardWIT/UX groups co-host October event
  • 2017 Oct 18

    HarvardWIT - October meeting

    3:00pm to 4:30pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Business School, Batten Hall 201

    We hope you can join us for the kickoff HarvardWIT@HBS meeting on October 18 @3:00 pm in Batten 201 at HBS. At the meeting, Donna Tremonte will review the work and accomplishments of HarvardWIT over the past year, with a particular focus on a summer meeting with Harvard’s CIO Council. She will also talk about some of the work ahead for the group in FY18 and ways to get involved. Because WIT will have a couple of meetings on the HBS campus each year, we will also spend part of the time discussing what you all would like to see/experience at those meetings.

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  • 2017 Jun 08

    ABCD-WIT June Meeting --- IT Summit

    2:20pm to 3:15pm

    Location: 

    Sanders Theatre, Cambridge, MA

    7th Annual IT Summit, https://huit.harvard.edu/it-summit

    In lieu of our May meeting we invite HarvardWIT members to join us for a panel discussion on June 8th at 2:20 pm to 3:15 pm at the IT summit, so that we can share the information that we have amassed so far and get feedback from the HarvardWIT community on it.  Again, there will be no May meeting, so please join us in June and bring a co-worker!

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  • 2017 Apr 26

    ABCD-WIT April Meeting --- Jim Waldo

    3:30pm to 5:00pm

    Location: 

    Forum Room @ Lamont Library, 11 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA 02138

    Please join us to hear Jim Waldo, Gordon McKay Professor of the Practice of Computer Science, Chief Technology Officer, John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Science, Professor of Technology Policy, Harvard Kennedy School, Distinguished Engineer, speak about diversity initiatives in Computer Science.

    Refreshments provided. Please RSVP so we have an idea of attendance: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/...

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  • 2017 Mar 22

    ABCD-WIT March Meeting --- Iris Bohnet

    4:30pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

    Room B-30 @ Lamont Library, 11 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA 02138

    Title: What Works: Gender Equality by Design

    Description: Gender equality is a moral and a business imperative. But unconscious bias holds us back, and de-biasing people’s minds has proven to be difficult and expensive. Diversity training programs have had limited success, and individual effort alone often invites backlash. Behavioral design offers a new solution. By de-biasing organizations instead of individuals, we can make smart changes that have big impacts. Presenting research-based solutions, Iris Bohnet hands us the tools we need to move the needle in classrooms...

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